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An indication of the importance of the motor cycle as a cheap means of transport in the early history of motoring in this State can be seen by looking at the ratio of cars to motor cycles on the road.  In 1930 there were just over four cars for every registered motor bike.  By 2000 that ratio had dropped to just over twenty two cars for every motor cycle on the road.

As the motor vehicle became cheaper the numbers of motor bikes on the road reduced. In 1970 there were only 10,000 registered motorcycles on Western Australian roads. Thirty years later there were still only around 45,000.

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